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Bear Canyon Lake, AZ
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Bear Canyon Lake, AZ 
Bear Canyon Lake, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 21 2019
Hiking4.01 Miles 633 AEG
Hiking4.01 Miles   2 Hrs   23 Mns   1.85 mph
633 ft AEG      13 Mns Break
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Had my childhood friends from Chicago in town and took them camping up on the rim. Found a nice spot and managed to avoid the crowds that seem to overrun the area on weekends. For our hike we just dropped into one of the canyons that drains into Bear Canyon Lake and followed it all the way to the lake. The canyon bottom was easy going with all the game trails. Was some deadfall to deal with though. Was mostly dry but definitely some stretches that probably hold pools year round. Very pretty. My friends commented how it felt like the Pacific Northwest. Couldn’t believe we were in Arizona. Took a nice lunch break at the lake and mostly followed forest roads on the way back. Had a good time with old friends, and enjoyed the amazing temps before coming back to the oven.

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